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CaptainSeabass

G'day guys,

I've started up this post as I will be visiting Minnesota (to be specific the Stuart Lake in the Ottertail Lake area) and I would love to hook into some fish! I'm originally from the Netherlands, have lived in Australia for the last 8 years working as a fishing guide, I have moved to Dallas TX with my wife and now we will be visiting my in-laws in Minnesota. I would love to catch Musky, which I know West Battle Lake holds, and of course Walleye. I have been trying to look for areas that hold smallmouth but was unable to find any. I don't have a boat up there or anything so I know I will be in a massive disadvantage for musky but I will give it a try with waders. I would love to get as many tips as possible! Cheers!

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delcecchi

On many lakes it is possible to rent a boat for a reasonable price.  Or to hire a guide who knows the area and the lakes. 

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BTL

Clitherall Lake, Pickerel Lake, and the Otter Tail River hold smallmouths. Without a boat, the river is your best bet.

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Chill62

Can you keep smallies from the Ottertail?  Thought there was a restriction on them in there.

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